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Yep, that’s her new title.

Taking her first foray into the private sector, Amy started her new full time job this morning at an executive search firm right in downtown Anchorage. Funny thing was, she hadn’t exactly applied there.

She’d sent her resume up a few weeks ago, and when we got to Alaska, she went for an interview. The company was so impressed with Amy’s skills and personality, that instead of trying to farm her out to another employer, they offered her a job!

The pay is quite good, and more importantly, she really likes the job. Her duties revolve around researching potential candidates for employers- doing background checks, calling references, researching stated degrees and past employment, and then writing final profiles that will be passed on to the clients, who are the potential employers. Amy likes her new coworkers and she is thrilled about working in a highly professional company work environment. (Read: No more school district politics.)

She’ll continue to work Saturdays and some Sundays at The Sport Shop, at least through the fall. Gotta get those pro deals, right!

Now if we could only find a place to live- we’re still crashing in Eric’s basement and existing with the minimal amount of clothing and personal items.


Wasting very little time, Amy found herself gainful employment within twenty four hours of our arrival in Anchorage. Our first morning in town, we drove straight to The Sport Shop, a store that sells active/outdoor clothing for women. The owner, who is one of Dan’s clients, hired her right on the spot. The job will be part time and thus will allow Amy to continue to look for additional work in the legal and or research fields. As some of our friends can attest, working outdoor retail can be an important rite of passage and a great way to get gear discounts, however, it does have its limitations.

She starts Friday at noon after yet another job interview that she already has lined up. Go Amy!

Now we just need to find a place to live…

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